News Release


Nunavut Housing Corporation to Purchase 22 Modular Units from Sakku Innovative Building Solutions

Iqaluit, Nunavut (June 6, 2023) – Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) announces the purchase agreement with Sakku Innovative Building Solutions (SIBS) for 22 modular units to help accelerate housing construction and Inuit participation in the local supply chain. NCC Development Limited (NCCD) will complete the installation of the modular units once they arrive in the communities.

Approximately two-thirds of the units will be delivered to Arviat, Rankin Inlet, Baker Lake, Arctic Bay, Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak and Cambridge Bay. They will be used as temporary accommodations for NCCD construction workers who are building 132 new public housing units in these seven (7) communities.

Additionally, eight (8) units will be purchased for Sanirajak, Kinngait, Sanikiluaq and Pangnirtung, where the Department of Family Services (DFS) will use the units to help address critical needs such as transitional housing or housing for DFS critical staff. NHC will work closely with DFS to develop a plan for these units prior to their arrival in communities.

The modular units will remain NHC assets until they are no longer needed for temporary construction worker accommodations. NHC will then reprofile the modular units for use as either affordable rental units, transitional units (or shelters), and/or DFS targeted units.

“While NHC will continue to engage the market through standard design-build and design-bid-build delivery models, we are excited about the opportunity to purchase 22 affordable, pre-built housing units from SIBS, an Inuit-owned company, for delivery in the summer of 2023,” says Juanie Pudluk, Associate President, Nunavut Housing Corporation. “Expanding the housing supply in Nunavut’s communities as quickly as possible is a priority for NHC. These modular units meet all code requirements, including fire resistance, and are insulated for Nunavut’s environment.”

“We’re excited that SIBS will play this role as we work toward the important goals of Nunavut 3000,” said David Kakuktinniq, President and CEO of Sakku Investments Corporation. “We sincerely believe SIBS is a significant step in the right direction to help tackle the lack of housing and Inuit employment in the construction industry. After the Arviat facility opens, SIBS homes will be constructed by Inuit, for Inuit. And that is a winning formula for home-grown success and pride.”

The total turnkey cost for the fully furnished units will be in the range of $600 per square foot; however, this cost will be further reduced by the value of temporary accommodations NHC would have normally paid for the construction of the 132 public housing units. The new pilot initiative represents one of the exciting new approaches to achieving Igluliuqatigiingniq/Nunavut 3000’s ambitious goal of delivering 3000 new units across the housing continuum by 2030.

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Nunavut 3000

Nunavut 3000 will create more housing for Nunavummiut by developing partnerships and investing in innovative construction methods that increase efficiency and decrease costs.

By working with communities, Inuit organizations, housing sector stakeholders, and all Nunavummiut, the Nunavut Housing Corporation is dedicated to realizing the vision of Nunavut 3000 to build healthy communities, support training and local economic development, and expand the housing continuum in Nunavut.